Posted August 27, 2017 at 09:50 PM | Updated August 27, 2017 at 09:51 PM
8 Bills QB options
By Ryan Talbot | Contributing writer
Nathan Peterman is all that remains at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills after Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates both suffered concussions against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bills’ preseason finale is this Thursday and the team may look to add another quarterback to play behind Peterman. Here are 8 options for the Bills to pursue.
Jeffrey T. Barnes
Christian Ponder may be one of the favorites to land a roster spot with the Bills leading up to Thursday’s game. As Joe Buscaglia of WKBW-TV pointed out, Ponder has some experience playing under Rick Dennison. The veteran spent two weeks with the Broncos during the 2015 season.
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Keith Wenning is another player that has experience with Dennison. Wenning was a sixth round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. That season, Dennison served as Baltimore’s quarterbacks coach. Wenning played during the preseason with the team before landing on their practice squad. Wenning was last on the Giants’ practice squad in 2016. He was waived by the team in May.
Let’s put this out there right away: This is a long-shot for many reasons. Kaepernick brings a lot of attention with him and that may not be what the Bills are looking for if this is simply a one game audition. It’s also unlikely after LeSean McCoy said the QB wasn’t worth the distraction. That being said, if the team is unsure of Tyrod Taylor’s Week 1 status, Kaepernick would be their best bet.
Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III
If Buffalo isn’t interested in the media attention Kaepernick will bring and Taylor may be out in Week 1, Robert Griffin III is another option for the team. The quarterback appeared in five games with the Browns last season and completed 59.2 percent of his passes while throwing two touchdowns and three interceptions. RGIII visited with the Chargers in late July, but remains on the free agent market.